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Saturday
Apr132013

Louis C.K. On 'People Just Accepting That I'm White'

Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Louis C.K. shared his viewpoint on race in Rolling Stone's cover story on the comedian, which hit newsstands on Friday.

C.K. was born in California, but lived in his father's native Mexico from the age of one to around the age of seven. He later moved to Boston.

C.K. says he never picked up a Bostonian accent because of his time in Mexico. He told Rolling Stone, "I was a little kid, so all I had to do was completely reject my Spanish and my Mexican past, which is a whole lot easier because I'm white with red hair. I had the help of a whole nation of people just accepting that I'm white."

C.K. believes America's perspective on race has changed over time. He asked, "[President] Obama's black, but he's not black the way people used to define that. Is black your experience or the color of your skin?"

He added, "My experience is as a Mexican immigrant, more so than someone like George Lopez. He's from California. But he'll be treated as an immigrant. I am an outsider. My abuelita, my grandmother, didn't speak English. My whole family on my dad's side is in Mexico. I won't ever be called that or treated that way, but it was my experience."

C.K.'s new stand-up special, Oh My God, premieres on HBO on Saturday night.

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Wednesday
Oct102012

Season Four of "Louie" Delayed Until Spring of 2014

Katy Winn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Emmy Award-winning FX comedy Louie is going on an extended hiatus, with the fourth season now scheduled to air in the spring of 2014, according to Variety.com.

Series creator and star Louis C.K. said in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, "The last three seasons have been this surge of fun and work and stories and it's been great, but I want the show to keep getting better." 

He added, "That's my goal, and I don't want it to be making the donuts, I want it to be something that comes from somewhere important and stays funny.  It's a luxury I asked for...season four is my job right now, but I'm going to take a whole lot of time to turn it in."

Louis C.K. thinks the show will begin shooting in September and he is hoping for a May 2014 premiere. 

"I want season four to go somewhere new, even if it's only a slight shift," he explained. 

The show was nominated this year for three Emmy Awards and it won the trophy for comedy writing.

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Saturday
Dec102011

Louis C.K. Defends Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Comments

Katy Winn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In an interview with “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir, crass comedian Louis C.K. talked about his family, why he chose to launch his upcoming stand-up special himself and when jokes can incite controversy, such as when Tracy Morgan was chastised for making homophobic comments this summer.

During a Nashville stand-up appearance in June, Morgan told a joke in which he said if his son talked to him in an effeminate voice, he would “stab that little (n word) in the throat.” The statement later sparked enormous public outrage and Morgan publicly apologized several times, making it clear that there was no excuse for his comments.

C.K. took to Morgan’s defense, saying at the time that he was “on a comedy stage, not a pulpit.” In a recent “Nightline” interview, C.K. told Weir that he thought the gay community missed a prime chance to have a discussion with Morgan, verses just attacking him for his comments.

“To me that joke is Tracy trying to figure it out, ‘my sons gay now, ok, but he better not talk like that cause I can’t it. I don’t know how to deal with it,’” C.K. told Weir. “He’s afraid of it or he’s confused by it and then he blasts through the whole idea with a joke. That’s what jokes are. You don’t tiptoe through the idea, you just go ‘I would stab that little (n word) in the throat,’ and that brings everybody a huge relief in a very scary place and makes them laugh.”

“I think the opportunity that was lost was for the gay community to ask Tracy, ‘why did you say that’ and ‘what was your dad like’ and ‘what is being a man mean to you,’ you know what I mean? It could have been a starting point of a conversation that might have actually made a difference in how people feel about homophobia.”

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